LAHORE -  The visiting Sri Lankan security team Friday reviewed all the security arrangements being made for the third and the last Twenty20 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on October 29 at the Gadaffi stadium.

Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) security and vigilance department Col (r) M Azam briefed the two-member team led by De Silve upon their arrival at the Gaddafi Stadium on different tiers of the security being taken for the safety and security of the foreign team.

The security team was also given a demonstration of carrying the Lankan team in a bulletproof bus. “We briefed them on various aspects of the security of the visiting team, right from its arrival at the airport and to the hotel and from there to stadium and back,” said PCB spokesman.

The security team visited the Gaddafi Stadium and went around its different parts and see the security measures being put in place, he said. The strict security arrangements were made during the visit of the Lankan security team.

Lahore police chief M Amin Wains and Managing Director Punjab Safe City Authority Ali Amir Malik welcomed the delegation as they reached the police headquarters. Lahore DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf, Chief Traffic Officer Rai Ijaz Ahmad and other police officers were also present on this occasion.

The delegation visited various sections of the integrated command, control and communication center at the Qurban Police Lines. On this occasion, they were briefed about the security measures being taken to ensure foolproof security for the international players and officials.

CCPO Amin Wains and DIG Haider Ashraf informed the international security officials about the pick and drop arrangements for the players from the airport and the hotel to the stadium. The security officials were informed about the audio and video communication during the movement of the teams. They were also briefed about the routes, parking facilities, and deployment of police and paramilitary troops.

The international players will enjoy the status of ‘state guests’ during their visit to the city. The police will put in place the security strategy implemented during the mega series between Pakistan and World XI in September.

As part of the latest security measures, big lights with heavy generators are installed on the players’ route from hotel to the stadium. Hundreds of security personnel will remain on guard alongside the greenbelts amid the movement of convoys in addition to elite commandoes.

Police patrolling squads and anti-riot units will also remain on-guard on important roads and around the stadium. For aerial surveillance during the match, authorities will use helicopters, drone cameras and special surveillance vehicles.

Since last week, security and law enforcement agencies have intensified search operations involving door-to-door searches in residential and commercial areas located near the Gaddafi Stadium and around the hotel, where the players will stay.

Meanwhile, the traffic police department will implement a comprehensive traffic plan with massive diversion points to ensure smooth flow of traffic on city roads during the match. The general vehicular traffic will remain suspended on both sides of the players’ route during their movement.

Although several Sri Lankan players and officials, including their head coach, have opted out of the Twenty20 fixture, after some voiced concern about security following ongoing militant attacks, yet Asanka Gurusinha and Hashan Tillakaratne, who came under gunfire in 2009 and are now Sri Lanka's team manager and batting coach, will be with the squad as it is shuttled in and out of Gaddafi Stadium under heavy guard. Tens of thousands spectators will throng the Gaddafi Stadium to witness the third and final T20 to be played on Sunday.